MRBC Sunday Service 10th January 2021

Items for Reflection and Discussion

  1.  We have now worshipped in this unconventional way for 10 months.   What has been the downside of doing church this way, and what for you have been positives in your walk with God and relationship with others in the church? 

Read Acts 2:42-47.  

  • In verse 42 we read that “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”   We associate at least three of these as what we do as part of worship services.   Why are all these things of importance in the life of the church?
  • Do we really need a building to worship God in?   Where were the early church worshipping?  
  • In what way may we be short sighted in thinking that worship is only singing praise or something done in a worship service.  Romans 12:1 may help here.  In what ways may our lives be worship?

MRBC Prayer Meeting January 2021

THANKS AND PRAISE

  •  Give thanks to God for all he is to us and all that He has done for us in Christ.
  • Thanks for recent activities over Christmas and for the additional people that looked in on our services, particularly the Nativity Service.

OUR WORLD & NATION

  • Coronavirus – that the vaccine rollout will be prompt, but pray for ongoing effect of restrictions,  and it’s impact:  those who have lost loved ones, those suffering the long term effects of Covid and the impact on the economy of the pandemic, both here and globally.
  • Please pray for our land as Brexit is now complete.

OUR LOCALITY

  • Pray for Walton Parish Nursing, CAP, BOOST, Hope Trust, Basic and other local organisations who practically show God’s love to others.
  • Pray for the CTF Steering Group as they make plans for Unity Week and a  Lent Course (most likely on Zoom), and look at other activities that may or may not happen later in the year.
  • Please pray for the EBA Regional Team.  Nick Lear is moving back into church ministry soon, so pray as they seek his replacement.  Pray also for churches in the Association who have suffered financial and other difficulties during the pandemic as they make difficult decisions this year.
  • Pray for the Port of Felixstowe as it struggles with a glut in containers, a backlog of waiting ships and Brexit regulations.

MRBC

  • Remember those who are recently bereaved, and those who have lost loved ones in the past year or two who will be feeling their loss this time of the year.
  • Pray for those who are sick, including those with mental health issues who are finding the recent lockdown and Tier 4 arrangements about meeting others difficult.
  • Pray for our other regular activities, Coffee & Chat, and the Monday Zoom Small Group.
  • Pray for our C-Kers children, that we may maintain contact with them.
  • Please pray for the Leadership Team as they meet Tuesday and for the Church Meeting on 12th
  • Give thanks for the way in which those in the fellowship are keeping in touch with one another, particularly those in activities that have been closed for months.

A printable version of these is below:

The Christmas Extra Service December 27th 2020

We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker, Canon J John today whose ministry, Philo Trust has produced testimonies and other items we have used in this service (and on Christmas Day too). We also have an item from our Advent Course people, Engage worship. We pray that you will be blessed by John’s ministry. There is no Weekly Sheet or Service Transcript this Sunday.

If you have or want to accept or recommit your life to Jesus, we would love to talk to you. Please click on Contact Us above. More about J John’s ministry can be found at https://canonjjohn.com/

C-Kers Online Christmas Edition

Hi and welcome to the Christmas edition of C-kers Online. It’s a wierd Christmas this year isn’t it? What’s yours going to be like? We dropped in on Scruffy and Jan to see what he’d be doing this Christmas and discover more of what Advent and Christmas is about..

Some of you were involved in our online Nativity Play this year. If you missed it, here it is again as we remember the real story of Christmas – the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Craft and Puzzles

I’m sure you’re enot going to get bored this Christmas are you? Well. here are some Christmas activities and puzzles in a Christmas Notebook to try if you want to try something a little different. You’ll need colouring stuff and you’ll need to be able to print it off.

Why not try making your own Christmas Notebook? Click on the links below to find what it’s abut and what you’ll need to make it.

Colouring Pages

Bookmarks to make

AND FINALLY

We usually bring you a musical item. This one’s not very Christmasssy but it’s fun.

That’s it for the time being. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

MRBC Nativity Service 13th December 2020

Welcome to our Nativity Service for 2020. Our Nativity Play this year is a little different, as it is the product of many cameras, phones and tablets, all stitched together to make a play. A big thank you to all those who sent us videos and all those children (and adults!) who took part. Please note, that there were a couple of scenes missing in the version that premiered. We now have an updated version. Our apologies for the omission. Please click on the link below which will take you to the video..

https://youtu.be/s7f2WRPmIpo

If you have a smart TV or would like to view it on the YouTube app, you can view the service at https://youtu.be/s7f2WRPmIpo

There are no items for discussion and reflection this week.

If you were challenged by the message today and want to talk about it further, or have accepted Jesus or recommitted your life to him, then do get in touch. We can be reached on pastor@mrcfelixstowe.org.uk or by direct messaging us via our Facebook Page.

MRBC Sunday Service 6th December 2020

This is our service for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, which is a Communion Service, so do have bread and wine/juice ready. If you would like to light your own advent candles, please have them ready too.

This service will premiere at 10-30am on Sunday and be available on demand afterwards.

For those of you viewing on a Smart TV, this video is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/g9XUnijB3mE

For discussion & reflection

Read John 6:41-59. You may also wish to look back at Andrew’s sermon on video or in the service transcript whilst considering the points below.

  1. Why do you think John 6 is so important in understanding what was behind the Last Supper, described in the other three Gospels, and therefore our celebration of Communion?
  2. Jesus said “I am the Bread of Life.”  Why is this title of Jesus important to us in understanding the significance of breaking bread in Communion?  You may want to look at Andrew’s list of quotes from Jesus in John’s Gospel in the Sermon.
  3. Why are Advent and Communion both a witness to us and a witness to others about the life that Jesus brings?